Fake Apple iPhone, iPad parts found in Anne Arundel County mall stores raid

7:31 AM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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HANOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Maryland State Police say they have found hundreds of fake Apple iPhone and iPad parts after a raid of two stores at Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover.

The raid happened last Friday at the Cyberion store and the ST Tech Pros kiosk after a 7-month long investigation about the possible sale of counterfeit Apple products from these two stores.

Police released a partial list of the items they say were being sold as authentic factory replacements:

  • 24 counterfeit iPhones;
  • 250 counterfeit iPhone colored fronts;
  • 213 counterfeit iPhone colored backings;
  • 128 sets of counterfeit colored cell phone conversion kits;
  • 121 counterfeit iPhone and iPad covers;
  • 27 counterfeit Apple product ID stickers;
  • 69 counterfeit iPad replacement screens;
  • 300+ various internal iPhone parts.

Police say they also recovered "counterfeit packaging materials, computer equipment used for the design and printing of the packaging material, and computer equipment believed to be used to clone phones."

Apple experts confirmed the items were counterfeit, according to police. Police say the estimated value of the counterfeit items totals more than $89,000. 

Investigators will present their information to the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office for review regarding potential charges, but no arrests have been made yet, according to police.

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